SESAC today announced the promotion of J.D. Connell to Vice President and Counsel, New Media Licensing. Formerly Director, New Media, he will be responsible for negotiating and executing license agreements, with special focus in the area of new media.
Based in the organization’s Nashville office, Connell will also work with SESAC’s senior management in creating and implementing licensing strategies.
“J.D. has proven himself to be an effective and forward-thinking executive, particularly in the digital licensing space,” said Bill Lee, SESAC’s Senior Vice President, Licensing Operations. “He has been an integral part of SESAC’s success in the evolving realm of digital music licensing and I am excited for him to play an even bigger role in SESAC’s continuing growth.”
When Connell first joined SESAC in 2005, he was charged with negotiating and drafting musical composition public performance licenses.
Connell received a Bachelor of Science degree from Union University before obtaining his Juris Doctorate from Mississippi School of Law where he co-founded the Mississippi College Sports and Entertainment Law Section.
Headquartered in Nashville, SESAC also has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami and London.